, are we going to see bush tax cuts continue for people who are richer than $250,000 and, you know, the republicans in congress, as you recall, last week, they said that they will not vote a tax increase, even on millionaires. house republicans have been among the worst in terms of this paralysis. i don't remember, for example, when you have a reauthorization of the violence against women act, i mean, thing that has had bipartisan support in previous years, you can't even get that through this congress. i mean, they had 30 votes in the house to repeal obama care. these are republican votes, john boehner kind of presided, and, obviously, they were going nowhere. but you have republicans over and over again, simply holding symbolic votes to make a point, and then when it comes to real votes, they simply say, no. the tea partiers who were elected in 2010, really have had their way. and the one distinction we see, coming out of that 2010 election and the tea partiers and what they did, is to have a congress that is absolutely at loggerheads and gridlock and is incapable of functioning.